A Season in Hell
A Season in Hell #111: 1972, It Was A Very Good Year
November 12, 2012 @ 8:00pm
It's all about 1972.
A year ago I did a 1971 show that kicked serious ass. Funny enough I forgot all about it until about a week ago, when I asked myself when that show was. Sure enough it was a year ago this week!
Similar to that show, this one is chock full of rock, progressive, pop, folk, funk and soul. Genres were so distinctive back then. You could hear the influences, but they didn't cross over, like many do today.
By 1972, it's obvious the 60's have been left far behind. Gone are the songs about rainbows and unicorns (except for that song about unicorns and rainbows, by YES). In are the songs about drivin' through the night in your Chevy, your baby by your side, as you're on the hunt for the Devil and the Pusherman.
Almost every track played in the show tonight was off vinyl records. Yes, records. Try not to think about the truly staggering amount of oil that it takes to make a record.
I was also happy to have a visit from KFJC DJ, Dominic Trix. He's a legend, having hosted some seriously fabulous shows at Wave of the West for over twenty years. He knows his music. You can hear us banter about in hour two.
Crazy Horses: The Osmonds
Snowblind: Black Sabbath
Gutter Cats Vs. The Jets: Alice Cooper
When My Baby's Beside Me: Big Star
Devil Eyes: Tim Buckley
Things Behind the Sun: Nick Drake
And You And I: Yes
Sweet Jane: Mott the Hoople
Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast: Wayne Newton
Can You Dance to It?: Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys
Pusherman: Curtis Mayfield
Get on the Good Foot: James Brown
Green Bubble Raincoated Man: Amon Duu II
Call Any Vegetable: Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention
My Ding-A-Ling: Chuck Berry
Dominic Trix Visits
Get My Rocks Off: Dr. Hook
C'mon Everybody: Humble Pie
Chevrolet: ZZ Top
Let It Rock: Bob Segar
Am I Losing You: The Partridge Family